Interview with K.W. Peery


Q: When did you start writing?

A: 1993

Q: Who are your biggest inspirations/your favourite writers?

A: Favourite writers – in no specific order – Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Bob McDill, Billy Joe Shaver, Donald Ray Pollock, Hunter S. Thompson, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and James McMurtry

Q: What time of day do you do most of your writing?

A: After midnight & before noon

Q:  Why do you write?

A:   The constant sense of urgency

Q: Do you have any favourite quotes from writers?

A:  ~ Ain’t no money in poetry…that’s what sets the poet free…I’ve had all the freedom I can stand ~ (Guy Clark)

Q: What is one piece of advice you would give new/aspiring writers?

A: Ignore the fucking rules.

Q: Do you have any collections, chapbooks, or other books available for people to purchase?

A:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Gen Z Publishing, Inklings Books in Blue Springs.


Collections of poetry –

Tales of a Receding Hairline, Purgatory, Wicked Rhythm, Ozark Howler

Gallatin Gallows – (Release date: 05/23/18)                                                                                          Howler Holler – (Fall 2018)                                                                                                                Cockpit Chronicles – (Spring 2019)

Lawbreaker Blues – (Fall 2019)

Hellraisers Hieroglyphics – (TBD)

Bootleggers Bluff – (TBD)

Americana songwriter and Kansas-City-based storyteller K.W. Peery is the author of five poetry collections: Tales of a Receding Hairline; Purgatory; Wicked Rhythm; Ozark Howler; Gallatin Gallows.
Tales of a Receding Hairline was a semifinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards – Best in
Poetry 2016.
Peery is a regular contributor in Veterans Voices Magazine. His work is included in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology Resurrection of a Sunflower and the Walsall Poetry Society Anthology, Diverse Verse II & III.
In 2018, Peery is scheduled to have poems published in The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Big Hammer, San Pedro River Review, The Gasconade Review, Blink Ink, Rusty Truck, Mad Swirl, Mojave River Review, The Asylum Floor, Ramingo’s Porch, From Whispers to Roars and Apache Poetry.
Credited as a lyricist and producer, Peery’s work appears on more than a dozen studio albums over the past decade.
Booking Contact: Peery Brothers LLC
Thank you,
K.W. Peery

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